WINTER STORM: St. Paul, Minneapolis, other metro communities declare snow emergencies

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Minneapolis, St. Paul, and several other communities around the Twin Cities metro area have declared snow emergencies that will begin Sunday, and remain in effect through Monday, and in some communities, Tuesday. To get specific information about your community, find your city on the KSTP Snow Emergencies page. 

The snow emergency in St. Paul will begin at 9 p.m. on Sunday and all night plow routes will be plowed. 

The city of St. Paul stated that no cars can park on night plow routes, which include downtown and all streets with signs posted as "Night Plow Routes" and "Night Plow Route This side of Street." 

Keep track of snow emergency alerts at KSTP 

On Monday, snow plow emergencies go into effect at 8 a.m. All of the day plow routes will be plowed. Therefore, if there are no signs posted saying anything about night snow plowing, then consider it a day plow route. 

The City of St. Paul also says to shovel your sidewalk since the St. Paul ordinance requires snow and ice to be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours. 

Minneapolis has declared a snow emergency starting at 9 p.m. on Sunday until 8 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Starting Sunday at 9 p.m. Minneapolis's snow emergency parking rules come into effect. 

According to the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis snow emergency parking rules are: 

  • Day one parking rule states that no cars are to park on either side of a snow emergency route until 8 a.m. on Monday. 
  • Day two states that on Monday starting at 8 a.m. no cars are to park on the even-numbered side of a non-snow emergency route until 8 p.m. or until the parkway is fully plowed. 
  • Day three states on Tuesday starting at 8 a.m. no cars are to park on the odd-numbered side of a non-snow emergency route until 8 p.m. or until the parkway is fully plowed. 

For more information about the snow emergency route in Minneapolis, click here

Other communities including Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie, Le Sueur, and more all declared snow emergencies. Visit KSTP's snow emergency page for all the cities that declared and the rules applied.